Baby girls are an extraordinary gift from the Gods. They are mini-mes of every stiletto-rockin’ mama on the planet, and we all know what that means. If only they made heels for infants to go with that matching ensemble.
Well, guess what? Now they do.
The company, Pee Wee Pumps, wants to help young girls reach the fashionista stage by the time they are out of diapers by offering high-end infant crib shoes with collapsible heels for babies ages 0 to 6 months.
Okay, so maybe they're not 4" heels precisely, but judging from the pictures, they are pretty damn close and utterly ridiculous.
According to their website, Pee Wee Pumps wants to "be your daughter’s first fashion statement."
"Imagine how impressive your baby's first steps will be if she takes them in heels," they boast. "Take that, other babies!"
The shoes come in a wide array of colors and patterns, including leopard and zebra print (for when your newborn is feeling wild and free) and are currently on sale for the low, low price of $9.99. For a full line-up, you can check out the brand's Instagram page where they share outlandish photographs of babies dressed like grown-ass women.
Though reactions to the shoes remain (fairly) positive on Instagram, the majority of socialmedialites out there believe the company is sending an idiodic message to society and commenters are not backing down.
One woman on Facebook writes, "A man was jailed last week for raping his 3 year old daughter but, hey let's carry on sexualising infants. Makes me want to vomit."
Another says, "I can barely even be mad at this, I'm resigned to the fact that people are just stupid. Who would ever think this would be a good idea?"
And for everyone else, there's Twitter ...
Even BuzzFeed chimed in with a quick WTF to capture the moment.
Here are a few responses:
Despite fueled comments from critics, Pee Wee Pumps founder Michele Holbrook stands by her product. She says they are "nothing more than a slipper" and that there is no danger to the baby's foot due to the collapsible heel.
This may be true but come on: Would you let your baby run around in heels dressed like a lady of the night; praying she doesn’t trip over a half-eaten Goldfish and land—face down—in a pile of dirty laundry (even though she can't even walk)?
Face it: newborns are adorable and super fun to dress up. But heels? What is the point?
If you ask me, there is none. But what do I know—my kid won't even wear the corset we bought when she turned 9. #sarcasm
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